We offer a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities aimed to help our students develop as confident, well-rounded individuals.

Students have access to many opportunities through activities such as educational trips linked to our curriculum, leadership and enterprise activities, careers fairs and university visits, as well as hearing from visiting speakers to the academy, such as authors and members of the business community.


Our clubs cover a diverse range of activities including dance, drama, music, art, photography and sports.

Trips and visits

Queen Elizabeth’s Academy is committed to supporting learning through carefully planned educational visits. This is part of the our required role to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development that prepares young people for the opportunities and experiences of adult life.

Our students take part in trips and visits such as:

  • sports teams away fixtures;
  • regular local visits;
  • day visits for various year groups;
  • residential visits;
  • seaside summer trip;
  • voluntary work;
  • adventure activities; and
  • work experience.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)

We are proud to be part of the DofE scheme and offer students the opportunity to progress through three levels of the awards (bronze, silver and gold). These are highly regarded both by universities and employers alike. Taking part in the DofE awards provides our young people with essential life skills, leadership skills and training, volunteering opportunities and team working skills.

Business networking

Working with and within our local community is very important to the academy, and we provide learning experiences to our students by connecting to the business community also. Local, regional and national businesses have visited the academy to provide aspirational talks, to support careers events, and to perform mock interviews for our students. This provides our students the opportunity to find out about careers that they may consider going forwards, together with understanding what they will need to achieve to reach certain pathways.